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How much turmeric capsules you took while tapering?

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1 minute ago, Igor1287 said:

dj2010

 

How much turmeric capsules you took while tapering?

hi, 500mg capsules twice a day

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thanks, dj2010

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5 hours ago, dj2010 said:

feeling quite low today, I changed Saturdays hyperbaric oxygen treatment session to today as didn't want to do 2 days in a row, drove for over a hour to the session this morning and the treatment was about to start but I was feeling panicky again and was getting worried that I would not last the 1 and half hours in the chamber and it would have to be stopped and ruined for everyone else inside, got even more panicky and just as the chamber door was about to be locked I asked to get out, so going to leave this treatment for now and try again in a few months time, next time im going to book the whole chamber to myself for the 1st few times,

 

not sure why feeling so panicky in the chamber as not had much anxiety or panic during my whole withdrawal experience and the treatment is very safe, it must be because locked in with a oxygen mask strapped to head and its not something you can just get out of, if have a panic attack in there the chamber has to be decompressed etc which takes quite a bit of time

You made the best choice DJ .as I said before take stock and be grateful for how far you've come for now .even being able to drive for an hour is pretty good .but I'm using my case as a barometer and that's just ridiculous lol.

Keep at reducing your stress and be mindful of what's worth even worrying about in life .

Don't sit around thinking why too much ,get yourself anice walk in .

Take care .

Maybe the panic is in your subconscious over England lifting the world cup 😁.

Best of luck with it .

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On 8/4/2017 at 5:56 AM, dj2010 said:

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also i have been meditating 3 times a day using www.headspace.com, there are special meditation courses on there for sleep and anxiety etc, also depression and stress, its worth a look, I was always told by therapists to try meditation but always looked down on it thinking it wouldn't work for me,

 

now when my mind is overthinking I have learnt to brush aside the thoughts and focus on my breathing etc, its really working, when i wake up in the middle of the night instead of overthinking and worrying then not sleeping I can now use the techniques learnt from meditation and quickly get back so sleep, also getting to sleep is much easier using the techniques learnt,

 

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dj, what happened to your meditation practice? You were making excellent progress with it.

 

Deep, meditative breathing sounds perfect for that situation, where you might otherwise look forward to the treatment.

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14 hours ago, powerback said:

You made the best choice DJ .as I said before take stock and be grateful for how far you've come for now .even being able to drive for an hour is pretty good .but I'm using my case as a barometer and that's just ridiculous lol.

Keep at reducing your stress and be mindful of what's worth even worrying about in life .

Don't sit around thinking why too much ,get yourself anice walk in .

Take care .

Maybe the panic is in your subconscious over England lifting the world cup 😁.

Best of luck with it .

 

thanks PB, I am grateful in a way but still frustrated with how long its taking, stress is getting easier to handle but there has been too much of it lately and it keeps putting me into waves, yeh England getting very close now, be watching it tonight,

 

going to get a nice swim in this morning

 

hope you are better today

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9 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

dj, what happened to your meditation practice? You were making excellent progress with it.

 

Deep, meditative breathing sounds perfect for that situation, where you might otherwise look forward to the treatment.

 

hi Alto, yes yesterday would of been the perfect opportunity to use my meditation practice, I will brush up on my skills and use it when try the treatment again in a couple months, I should of really cancelled yesterday anyway as I did not sleep good the night before so was not feeling very good to start with,

 

im pretty sure this treatment will benefit me a lot, after Fridays session my eyesight was very clear, I went to watch my sons swimming lesson and could clearly see him when he was at the far side of the pool where usually i have to use the camera on my phone to zoom in and watch him that way, oxygen is able to get to places in the eyes/brain and body it cant normally get to,

 

take care

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Update: 15 months off venlafaxine and approx 16 - 17 months off seroquel 

 

this month has been more unstable than I would of liked, been quite a few waves but they have all been caused by life stresses, a few big stressors also which would effect normal non withdrawal people, I have quite a lot going on at the moment, I tend to take too many projects on when in windows and then get overwhelmed,

 

so waves now are no longer appearing for no reason at least like in early months, 

 

also I have not had any head pressure now for a couple of months so that is 1 big positive and shows further healing

 

still there has been some nice long windows this month and I make the most out of them when in them, the Sunday before last it was a very hot day and I bought the kids inflatable dingys and we drove up to devils bridge and went swimming in the lake, it was the most refreshing swim ever had, I was in a great mood as slept great the night before so was a fantastic day, me and my

son swam all the way down the river, heres a picture I took

 

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I never used to appreciate natural beauty before when I was drugged, I didnt appreciate anything as had no feelings, now I love visiting places like this and been out in nature, 

 

thats another positive i am back swimming almost every day, haven't been able to for many months as I got swimmers knee but now knee seems ok, going for a swim after this update,

 

hoping this next month is going to be more stable, 

 

thanks for reading

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Carmie

Beautiful photo dj,

 

Yes Im a massive photography fan too, 

 

Im really sorry you’ve been having waves, but it warms my heart so much that you are enjoying nature. There really isn’t anything better than nature.

 

Glad you’ve had long windows. I say make the most of them,then you have lots of happy memories to look back on. Keep taking  those photos too as they will make u smile when u look at them. 

 

Enjoy your swims.

 

Sending you hugs🤗

 

 

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2 hours ago, Carmie said:

Beautiful photo dj,

 

Yes Im a massive photography fan too, 

 

Im really sorry you’ve been having waves, but it warms my heart so much that you are enjoying nature. There really isn’t anything better than nature.

 

Glad you’ve had long windows. I say make the most of them,then you have lots of happy memories to look back on. Keep taking  those photos too as they will make u smile when u look at them. 

 

Enjoy your swims.

 

Sending you hugs🤗

 

 

 

thanks Carmie, yes I take many photographs every where I visit now, nothing more relaxing than being out in nature,

 

hope you are keeping well, take care

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6 hours ago, dj2010 said:

 

thanks Carmie, yes I take many photographs every where I visit now, nothing more relaxing than being out in nature,

 

hope you are keeping well, take care

 

 

Thats great to hear DJ,

 

Keep snapping away. I had beautiful photo opportunities on the weekend too, I went to a dam, a waterfall, a creek, rainforest etc. Snap! Snap! Snap! Nature is the best! I love the sound of running water, it’s so tranquil.

 

Sending hugs🤗

 

 

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ok since I had that 1 hyperbaric oxygen therapy session over a week ago my sleep has just been getting worse and worse, I am now waking up every hour, god knows that it did to me but this is not good and I am afraid I have done some big damage

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Miracle123
On 7/10/2018 at 6:16 PM, dj2010 said:

feeling quite low today, I changed Saturdays hyperbaric oxygen treatment session to today as didn't want to do 2 days in a row, drove for over a hour to the session this morning and the treatment was about to start but I was feeling panicky again and was getting worried that I would not last the 1 and half hours in the chamber and it would have to be stopped and ruined for everyone else inside, got even more panicky and just as the chamber door was about to be locked I asked to get out, so going to leave this treatment for now and try again in a few months time, next time im going to book the whole chamber to myself for the 1st few times,

 

not sure why feeling so panicky in the chamber as not had much anxiety or panic during my whole withdrawal experience and the treatment is very safe, it must be because locked in with a oxygen mask strapped to head and its not something you can just get out of, if have a panic attack in there the chamber has to be decompressed etc which takes quite a bit of time

Hi Dj,  How are you recently?Maybe for me .....i think i will be more panic and nervous lock inside chamber with oxygen mask . Its a normal reaction for me and some more lock inside for 1 1/2hrs.....really long treatment.Better get prepared for yourself in your next treatment when you get ready. Hope you doing well and take care.

 

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1 hour ago, dj2010 said:

ok since I had that 1 hyperbaric oxygen therapy session over a week ago my sleep has just been getting worse and worse, I am now waking up every hour, god knows that it did to me but this is not good and I am afraid I have done some big damage

Hi Dj, Dont too stress for yourself and dont over worry. im believe you will be back to your baseline and get back your sleep as per last time. At least you got improvement in your latest updated which is a good sign of healing for you. im happy to hear that. Believe yourself ....you done so well and you can healing.Sometimes these on and off waves is really disturbing and upset but you can get back on yourself.Please stay relax, enjoy your life with family and eat healthy. Stay away from stressful and tension....this really effected your emotion and mood. I hope i can hear more about your recovery updated and hope you all the best and well. Thanks for your beautiful photo. Take care.

 

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4 hours ago, Miracle123 said:

 

Hi Dj, Dont too stress for yourself and dont over worry. im believe you will be back to your baseline and get back your sleep as per last time. At least you got improvement in your latest updated which is a good sign of healing for you. im happy to hear that. Believe yourself ....you done so well and you can healing.Sometimes these on and off waves is really disturbing and upset but you can get back on yourself.Please stay relax, enjoy your life with family and eat healthy. Stay away from stressful and tension....this really effected your emotion and mood. I hope i can hear more about your recovery updated and hope you all the best and well. Thanks for your beautiful photo. Take care.

 

Thanks miracle but I think I might have pushed my luck too many times now, I’ve only myself to blame for the constant experimenting, in a complete mess today,

 

Learn from my mistakes, 

 

take care

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2 hours ago, dj2010 said:

Thanks miracle but I think I might have pushed my luck too many times now, I’ve only myself to blame for the constant experimenting, in a complete mess today,

 

Learn from my mistakes, 

 

take care

We are same boat Dj....try and error to get some relief to feel better. Dont blame for yourself. Take care.

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slept ok Saturday night and slept good last night at over 7 1/2 hours so looks like recovering from the hyperbaric oxygen session, I will not be taking anymore risks now, PB tried to warn me the oxygen therapy was putting too much at risk and I should of listened, also stopped all supplements now except magnesium, looking back things have been much more unstable the last few months since I have been taking more supplements, i have a funny feeling fish oil has been causing problems, i could not tolerate it at all last year, I thought I could now tolerate it but maybe its been causing instability with my sleep so I will stick to just magnesium for a while and see how it goes,

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